Regional Immunization Consultant

Recruitment #220118-Y15B-01

Introduction

This position is time-limited to June 30, 2024.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Regional Immunization Consultant providing support to Immunization Services. This is a state employee position PIN 34004241  governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience

Position Summary:
To ensure that the Oklahoma State Department of Health can provide immunization services for all Oklahoma children that are eligible for the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.
 
Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
Train Immunization Field Consultants (IFC) on VFC program operations, protocols and procedures including instruction on conducting site visits.

Train IFCs in using tools and resources such as Oklahoma State Immunization Information System reports.

Provide technical assistance and support to IFCs regarding Immunization Service and VFC Program updates.  

Assess performance and approve VFC related visits including Quality Assurance visits; Unannounced Storage and Handling visits.

Assist private and public healthcare providers with enrollment into the VFC program and program-related issues including vaccine storage incidents, inventory management, and any other program-related issues.

Provide backup when an IFC is unavailable or when a region does not have IFC coverage. 

Conduct provider visits when needed.

Other assignments as requested by the supervisor. 

Other Duties:
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of public health practices, medical terminology as applied to immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases; vaccines, dosing schedules, vaccine administration; child care and school state immunization requirements. Skilled in communicating the role of public health within the health system and community to diverse audiences establish effective working relationships; communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences in both written and verbal methods; to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines; create and implement training and presentations; development of distance training methods, including conference calls and webinar tools.  Ability to use relevant information and individual judgements to determine whether events or processes comply with laws and use of common software products such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to drive for two plus hours consecutively at a time, and may include traveling during inclement weather.  Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Perform varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Office Environment; Computer Based

Travel Requirements:
Work with your service area to identify the % or dedicated amount of time spent traveling.

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s degree in biological science, health science, social science, public health or a closely related field plus two years of experience in performing duties such as Immunization field consultant, public health inspections and investigations, preventive health programs, or as a public health nurse or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Field experience as an IFC is highly preferred.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

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